Monday, August 13, 2012

Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now

2009-01-16 09:00
2009-05-03 19:00
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY, 10036
United States
Weird Beauty
Fashion Photography Now at the International Center of Photography

Drawings by more than forty of the most innovative photographers working in fashion industry today will be on view in Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now, at the International Center for Photography from January 16 until May 3, 2009. To highlight the original context of the photographs, the exhibition will feature hundreds of tear sheets, along with approximately twenty original photographic prints, and online media. The inclusion of such a variety of presentation formats will serve to illustrate the diversity that is characteristic of current fashion imagery.

Although the primary objective of the fashion photograph is to promote high-end style and beauty products, the resulting works often emerge as some of the most imaginative and diverse images currently being produced. Assisted by a team of stylists and editors, photographers to carefully select the components of each story-often drawing on influences from art history, literature, digital media, youth culture, history and current events. Sources of evidence can be seen in the same local and international publications, tailored to relate to a specific location, age, or gender of the target audience.Weird Beauty will present photographs derived from both widely recognized and lesser-known magazines, including: 10 ( UK), other (UK), Doingbird (AU), Children's Wear (DE), New York Times T Magazine (U.S.), Numéro (FR), Pop (UK), Purple Fashion (FR), V (U.S.) , Vogue (FR / IT / U.S.), W (U.S.), and others.

Represented in the international group of photographers are:

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, a London-based team collaboration that produces haunting stories with a strong emphasis on polished and flawless beauty. In a 44-page story I A Marionette (Pop Magazine S / S 2007), the duo designed a set of fearsome female-cum-doll limp staring into the distance.

American photographer Steven Klein, who Le Gout des robes (Vogue Paris, October 2007) describes the manicured housewives roaming the colorful aisles at the local supermarket, because they vacillate between moments of utter boredom and despair.

Cindy Sherman, who employs her iconic method of costumes in a series of photographs produced for Vogue Paris (Merci Cindy, in August 2007!) In order to promote Balenciaga clothing items.

Solve Sundsbø, based in London, which Batty Boy (Arena Homme, Summer-Autumn 2007) introduced a male figure wearing a coat ghost of the square and heavy black makeup, as he stands motionless in a dim environment.

Juergen Teller, who expands his advertising campaign for Marc Jacobs into a fashion story in Purple Fashion Magazine (Summer 2007), because it captures his models-William Eggleston, Dakota Fanning and Charlotte Rampling, in a variety of awkward predicaments and honest.

British photographer Tim Walker, who looks at photographs P. Horst Horst memorable costumes from Dali (1939) as inspiration for the story Magic World (Vogue Italia, January 2008).

Also featured in Weird Beauty are several photographers not commonly associated with fashion, including Nan Goldin, who contributes regularly to Wear German fashion magazine Kid children, and Collier Schorr, who shoots for fashion publications such as Doingbird, iD, and Numéro Homme .

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